Pochettino needs Tottenham prepared if Chelsea fail

Vincent Janssen “showed he’s very important” for Tottenham with midweek assist – Michel Vorm

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was delighted to welcome Harry Kane back from injury, but stressed Saturday's thumping win over Watford underlined the collective strength of his side.

Tottenham Hotspur closed the gap on Chelsea in the Premier League table to four points, temporarily, following their emphatic 4-0 win against Watford at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

There were sighs of relief in east London where West Ham claimed victory in a six-pointer against a Swansea side who are now without a win in five games. Now, however, "Spurs" have learned to win and away. We started well, playing on the same level, but they had three great shots from three champion players.

If they go well, clubs will be able to wave him goodbye, but if they don't, we might have a three-way battle between Tottenham, Everton and Borussia Dortmund for the 18-year-old.

The South Korea worldwide was gifted far too much space as he ran through on goal and steered a low strike past Gomes before the break.

Watford have pretty mush assured their safety for another season, so it is Spurs, aiming for a sixth successive victory, who have far more to play for.

They may be only on the edge of greatness but a tenacious presence behind Chelsea - the gap at the top of the Premier League reduced at least for a few hours to four points - is still sufficient to keep the Premier League title race alive.

"The Hornets will put up more of a fight than they did when Spurs brushed them aside at Vicarage Road on New Year's Day, and they can not be any worse defensively than they were that day, but it is hard to see them stopping this Tottenham side".

With fit-again leading scorer Harry Kane sunning himself on the bench as one of Tottenham's substitutes, Dutchman Vincent Janssen was given a rare chance to impress.

Dele Alli opened the scoring with a wonderful curling effort after 33 minutes with Eric Dier drilling home a second six minutes later.

Spurs equalled a top-flight record of 11 straight home wins in the league and they have won 13 of their past 16 Premier League matches.

Amid the barrage, including a second for Son on 54 minutes, Janssen was the odd man out - standing at the saloon doors with his pistol holstered.

"I believe the team deserve full credit as the energy as well as the manner that people played was unbelievable - 4-0 but I believe we deserved more goals".

Son missed the chance to grab a first Premier League hat trick, and admitted he was frustrated after failing to convert a one-on-one with Heurelho Gomes before hitting the crossbar late on.

Troy Deeney has scored against 41 different teams during his Watford career, but has never scored in four appearances against Spurs for the Hornets.

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